Thursday, November 3, 2011

Giving Thanks

As Thanksgiving approaches, it's a good time to take a breather and be thankful for everything you have.  It's also a good time to verbally express appreciation to everyone around you who is helping with your wedding plans.  Give your family thanks for being supportive during this happy, but sometimes stressful time.  Let your friends and others know how thankful you are to have them in your life and that you look forward to sharing the joy on your wedding day and spending more time with everybody afterwards.  Do something special for your fiance to let him know you are grateful for having found him and for all the nice things he does for you.

Tell your vendors how excited you are to be working with them and how much you appreciate their hard work on your behalf.  Sending cards, small token gifts, or doing something special or unexpected like, baking a batch of cookies, for family, friends, or vendors lets them know you are thinking about them and that you recognize all that they do.  Adding a little something to the "thank yous" you shower your vendors with may distinguish you from other clients and they will remember it fondly.

If you don't have one already, begin writing a gratitude journal.  At the end of each day, write a list of everything and everyone you are thankful for.  Use your journal to help you connect to those people in it and share your appreciation with them.  Putting things in writing makes it more real and serves as a reminder of the many blessings we all have, especially on days we feel a bit blah. Happy Thanksgiving and thank you for reading!